Friday, July 16, 2004

Fantasy Bloggery...

Tao of Pauly Share Prices as of 7.16.04

Boy Genius recenly told me about this site: Here's the skinny:
BlogShares is a simulated, fantasy stock market for weblogs where players invest fictional money to buy stocks and bonds in an artificial economy where attention is the commodity and weblogs are the companies. Weblogs, or blogs for short, are valued by their incoming links from other known blogs. In effect, links become the business deals in the simulation and players speculate on the fortunes of thousands of blogs by buying and selling shares. A whole host of options exist for advanced play including gifting shares, leveraged buy-outs, stock splits, additional share issues, market and player bonds...

The overall objective of BlogShares is to explore the emerging social network, to provide a fun environment for bloggers and to add value to the network. It is constantly evolving to accommodate the needs of players and non-players alike. We plan to offer new perspectives to bring attention to the far corners of the network, to offer the most playable simulation possible and to build a dynamic, intelligent community around the site.
So basically, I'm getting flashbacks from my days on Wall Street. There are people out there participating in a fantasy game involving the buying and selling of shares... instead of stocks in companies... they trade stocks in blogs. Preety geeky, but way cool.

The current value of The Tao of Pauly: $70.15 per share or over $2,700+ in real dollars.

The highest peak was on June 7th... when shares topped at at $138, jumping over $134 in just three days. talk about a high mover! I'll keep my eye on how my site is performing. In cae you were wondering, the Tao of Poker is worth over $694 a share!!

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